On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, Niall O Broin wrote:
> It sometimes appears that hardly anything is OT here :-) and I certainly
> wouldn't imagine that the subtleties of the GPL are. I'm not quite RMS bu as
> it happens I do believe that the GPL license is the best free license. You
> get the software free (as in gratuit) and you may do it as you will BUT if
> you choose to sell it or otherwise provide it to others, modified or not,
> they receive the same freedoms (liberte et gratuite) as you did. It just
> doesn't seem right to me that somebody can take others' work and build on it
> and profit from it without giving anything back. I suppose the Echelon
> watchers have me in the communist book now :-)
>Basically, as I see it, gpl-style licenses are interested in granting as
much freedom to future users, whereas bsd-style licenses are more
interested in the specific user in question. It's all a matter of which
you think is more important.
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